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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎59v] (121/286)

The record is made up of 1 volume (140 folios). It was created in 1904. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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SHAJIJ (KHOR).—There is a small village with several towers in th'
inlet. Inhabitants are Mehaneda (?). Inlet had (1856) from to 2-1 fathoms
in it.
SHEBH (UMM AL).—Pearl-bank (?) off Has Laffan.
SHIKOH—Inland place between Fuairit and Bidaa with fresh sprin
Jasim was building fort here in 1886. ^ &
SMAITII (AL BU).—Tribe at Bidaa (?). No particulars.
SON DAN.—Tribe mentioned in 1887 as subject to Chief of Katar T
this misprint for Soudan below ? ' 8
SOUDAN.—Tribe with headquarters at Sharga on Pirate Coast but
represented in 1885 by about 80 men at J3i'laa also. Kemball (184i5] called
them the principal inhabitants of Bidaa.
SWEISIMA.—Place in Katar where the pirate Ahmad bin Selman wiq
residing in 1902.
THAEIiV.—Place in Katar Peninsula where piracy was committed by
Ahmad bin Selman in 1902. J
THARUF (ABU).—Village on north-west coast of Katar. Also called
Zaluf (?). Before 1856 contained about 60 men of Al Bu Kuwara tribe.
T1IOWEIHA.—Small port near Odaid.
URAIR.— Tribe on account of differences with whom Chibisa left Bidaa
for Khor Hasan some time before 1873.
WAJBAH.—Place where there is water, between Wakra and Bidaa 4,
hours from Wakra. *
WAKRA.—Rising town on east coast of Katar, south of Bidaa. In
iS45 numbered 250 houses and 500 to 600 fighting men. Inhabitants*were
Boo Ejman emigrants from Bidaa. Is close to beach; has now 12 towers, many
boats and perhaps 1,000 inhabitants. One mile to south is Jebel Wakra 85
feet high. Native boats run close up to town at high water, either over or
through reef. Vessel, even of small draft, cannot anchor nearer town than 2
miles. Palgrave (1863) described Wakra as independent of Bidaa and other
towns; and as thriving and more cheerful in appearance than Bidaa, to which
it was equal in size. Distance was less than 10 miles from Bidaa and coast
road, which passed through bleak and barren country, was safe for travellers.
Several small traders and artisans were settled here.
YAMIL —Village on north-west coast of Katar, 4 miles north-east of
Khor Hasan.
it . Y ^ SUFIY t A --^Village on north-west coast of Katar, 3 miles north-east of
fishermen^ 11 " ; ^ oro ^hout 50 inhabitants of mixed tribes, all
.^AYEN. Or Dhaayen. Near Samaisma between Bidaa and Khor
fchajij. Jasim went to reside and built fort here in 1887,
ZAEDEE (AL).—Tribe. No particulars.
n i ^! :AK 1 ^ EEEAH r^ aoe visitpd V Jasim w 1886. He came by boat from
ion went by land to Khor Shajij, Is this same as Dhakira above ?
a ^ 1 -T Z 5 K ? N1 I N i YA r I : sland joining mainland south of Bahrein. Length
nviinuVi la i» r There is shallow channel between it and
11 ' 01 c it had 400 inhabitants of Alassar tribe.
1888^^^ Inland place, south of Odaid, where Jasim talked of settling in
formerly important town, represented in 1898 by extensive
of it as Inrop 1 } ea p t ^ eric ^ ose d by Ras Ashiraj. Pal?rave speaks
Prior to i 0 i an< . ( Slc ) tow r ns and only one of territorial importance.
embarked I ovo r ceas ® exist as a town but fine Nojdi horses were still
embarked here, Formerly it had considerable trade.
^1 (ABOO). See Manamaneh. Is this same as Tharuf above ?

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The volume is Part II Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Gazetteer, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf (Simla: G C Press, 1904).

The volume contains notes, followed by subsections on Trucial Chiefs' Territory, Katar [Qatar], Bahrein [Bahrain], Hasa, and Koweit [Kuwait]. The volume is a geographical and descriptive gazetteer, giving information on alphabetically-listed places in each of the territories in question.

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1 volume (140 folios)

There is a table of contents on the title page of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover, and terminates at 142 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. A printed pagination system also runs intermittently throughout the volume.

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